Your Financial Future
Today’s economic environment presents many challenges
Whether you’re facing retirement—or looking to better understand certain investment ideas—we can help you address your most pressing money questions. With challenges comes opportunities and potential rewards for those who can identify long-term trends.
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Investment and financial planning services are offered by Carol Dixon through her affiliation with HD Vest
Don't Buy The Hype
There are a lot of misconceptions about Social Security. Here’s the truth about three of them.
Social Security: By the Numbers
Here are five facts about Social Security that might surprise you.
What Smart Investors Know
Smart investors take the time to separate emotion from fact.
Workers 50+ may make contributions to their qualified retirement plans above the limits imposed on younger workers.
Here's a breakdown of how the federal government spends your tax money.
Without a solid approach, health care expenses may add up quickly and potentially alter your spending.
Taking regular, periodic withdrawals during retirement can be quite problematic.
Getting the instruments of your retirement to work in concert may go far in realizing the retirement you imagine.
Few contemplate the complex journey that brought their coffee from farm to kitchen table.
With a few simple inputs you can estimate how much of a mortgage you may be able to obtain.
Use this calculator to estimate your net worth by adding up your assets and subtracting your liabilities.
This calculator can help determine whether it makes sense to refinance your mortgage.
Determine your potential long-term care needs and how long your current assets might last.
This calculator compares employee contributions to a Roth 401(k) and a traditional 401(k).
This calculator may help you estimate how long funds may last given regular withdrawals.
There are some key concepts to understand when investing for retirement
The importance of life insurance, how it works, and how much coverage you need.
Investment tools and strategies that can enable you to pursue your retirement goals.
A number of questions and concerns need to be addressed to help you better prepare for retirement living.
How federal estate taxes work, plus estate management documents and tactics.
There are some smart strategies that may help you pursue your investment objectives
If you died, what would happen to your email archives, social profiles and online accounts?
Estate conservation is too important to put off. Do you have a smart exit strategy?
There are three things to consider before dipping into retirement savings to pay for college.
Do you know how long it may take for your investments to double in value? The Rule of 72 is a quick way to figure it out.
Tulips were the first, but they won’t be the last. What forms a “bubble” and what causes them to burst?
Even low inflation rates can pose a threat to investment returns.